The Impact of Collaborative Task on the FL Vocabulary Acquisition

  • Bahador Sadeghi Islamic Azad University
  • Roya Safari Islamic Azad University
Keywords: Collaborative task, Direct method, Receptive vocabulary, Snowball


Previous literature has revealed that collaborative manner of learning improves the second language acquisition. The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of a collaborative learning task compared to direct method on the FL vocabulary acquisition. To this end, two groups of intermediate EFL learners (N=38) were treated through collaborative task and direct method respectively. The learners were subjected to a pretest, a Snowball task and a direct method, and a post test over a period of one month. The result of T-test data analysis revealed that collaborative learning task played a significant role in improving learner’s vocabulary knowledge, and there was significant difference between the present collaborative learning task and direct learning method .Therefore, the findings of this study have implications for teachers , learners, and syllabus and textbook designers .


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Author Biographies

Bahador Sadeghi, Islamic Azad University

Assistant professor, English Department, Islamic Azad University, IRAN

Roya Safari, Islamic Azad University

Applied Linguistics, English Department, Islamic Azad University, IRAN


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How to Cite
Sadeghi, B. and Safari, R. (2012) “The Impact of Collaborative Task on the FL Vocabulary Acquisition”, ABC Journal of Advanced Research, 1(2), pp. 70-76. Available at: (Accessed: 22July2019).
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